Philips launches LED flowering lamp 2.0

The Philips GreenPower LED flowering lamp 2.0, is "a more energy efficient way to extend daylight or interrupt the night growing cycle in greenhouses for growers that cultivate strawberries, cut flowers, bedding plants and cuttings".

The new Philips GreenPower LED flowering lamp 2.0 builds on the first generation of Philips GreenPower LED flowering lamp and comes in two different spectral versions with light recipes for growing cut flowers and soft fruit. The new highly energy-efficient lamp is designed to increase the yield, quality and consistency of crops and stimulate flowering.

The first generation of the Philips GreenPower flowering lamp had trials in 2014 and 2015 at the independent Research Centre Hoogstraten in Belgium.

Philips says the next generation lamp can save electricity costs by being 90 per cent more energy efficient than conventional incandescent lamps.

The lamps have a standard E27 or E26 fitting allowing them to be used in existing installations.

Philips Lighting has invented light recipes which combine light spectrum, intensity, uniformity, timing and positioning. The Philips GreenPower LED flowering lamp 2.0 is available with two different spectral versions: one offers a combination of deep red and white (DR/W) and the other a combination of deep red/white/ far red (DR/W/FR). The DR/W light version inhibits flowering of short-day plants, for instance chrysanthemums. The DR/W/FR light version is ideal for photoperiodic lighting of bedding and perennials. It can extend the day or interrupt the night cycle to promote elongation of the stems of strawberries and stimulate flowering.

Philips Lighting business leader Udo van Slooten said: "Being the first to market with a flowering lamp almost seven years ago, the Philips GreenPower LED flowering lamp 2.0 pushes the boundaries of how growers can gain control of crop quality and yield for their customers even more."

The Phillips Green Power LED flowering lamp 2.0 is made from plastic,  is designed to last at least 25,000 hours  and is rated for IP44 and UL damp and dry conditions indoors.

 


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